APPL 548/BIBL 548

Being Human in God's World: How the Old Testament Helps Us Understand Our Humanity in a Complex & Broken World

This course is also offered as BIBL 548

Course Description

Who are we? Why are we here? How did we get in such a mess, and what should we do about it? These are the perennial questions of humanity, expressed in writing, philosophy, and song. And they are the questions underlying much of the Old Testament. 

In the wonderful, colourful stories and teaching of the Old Testament, we find a picture of a humanity that is at times messy and broken, at times luminous and inspiring. But most of all, we see that humanity is cherished and loved by a God who chooses to walk with them, transforming their brokenness into a reflection of his glory.

This course will explore how the Old Testament speaks of humanity through story and poetry. The portrait of humanity it presents is realistic, engaging many of today's biggest questions and issues: identity, ethnicity, gender, family breakdown, violence in all its forms, economic justice, political wranglings, relating to creation, and living with vulnerability, pain, and death. Yet, through it all, the human person’s call remains clear: to walk in the world as God’s cherished covenantal partner.

Dates Jul 15–Jul 19
Days & Times Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Format Onsite/Online
Credit Hours 1–2
Audit Hours 1



Isabelle Hamley


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Additional Info

Please note: This course counts toward our Certificates of Christianity and Mental Health.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

The friendships and relationships I’ve made during my time at Regent have opened my eyes to how immensely rich, diverse, and massive the body of Christ is. When I hear the stories of many of my classmates, I see Jesus’s immense provision and grace for the church.” — Alexander Marees